A suspect was taken into custody Saturday after PSPCA humane law enforcement officers broke up a suspected dog fighting operation in Lawncrest.
The Philadelphia District Attorney’s office has filed charges against a Castor Gardens man for lying about a home invasion and the circumstances of his wife’s death.
Judith Hartdegen, 74, died Monday in the couple’s home on the 6700-block of Castor Avenue. Her husband Lou, 75, who suffered injuries, told police they couple had been victims of a home invasion perpetrated by a neighbor.
Police announced Tuesday that Lou Hartdegen had later confessed to killing his wife during an argument. Hartdegen is charged with murder, possession of an instrument of crime, abuse of a corpse, false reports, unsworn falsifying and aggravated indecent assault. He is being held without bail.
Surveillance cameras witnessed the men’s attempt to break into the pharmacy’s back door, and their successful attempt to ge through the front door around 10:30 p.m. Once inside, one suspect disabled the alarm and took pills, while the other remained in the car. The two fled when they heard via a police scanner that officers were on the way. continue reading »
A 24-year-old Frankford man is charged with buying two handguns for criminals, according to a Wednesday morning announcement from the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office and Attorney General’s Gun Violence Task Force.
William Santore is charged with multiple violations of the Uniform Firearms Act, and also faces tampering with public records, unsworn falsifications and conspiracy charges. Santore’s gun purchase is connected to a Frankford burglary. continue reading »
A Tacony man is in police custody after a series of crimes at an East Falls school.
George Tobin, 40, of the 7100 block of Keystone St., is being charged in connection to five harassment and indecent exposure incidents on or near the campus of Philadelphia University. continue reading »
For the second time in four years, a Rhawnhurst family whose religion shuns traditional medicine has allowed an infant son to pass away.
Now, many are wondering if state or local officials could have acted to prevent further tragedy. continue reading »
Police in the 15th District are looking for the man who assaulted a woman in Wissinoming early in the morning on April 8.
According to the police report, a woman was walking along the 5700-block of Frankford Avenue from the Frankford Transportation Center around 3:45 a.m. when a man tried to have a conversation with her. continue reading »
A Parkwood woman has been charged for allegedly trying to buy a gun for someone else.
Margaret Litton, 27, of the 3000-block of Morning Glory Road, was caught during a state criminal background check after multiple attempts to make a straw purchase in Bucks County, according to a report. continue reading »
Police in the 7th and 2nd districts are looking for the suspects in two separate robberies.
The first took place March 13 at the Trumark Financial credit union located at 7306 Castor Ave. around 7:30 p.m. A suspect fled with an undetermined amount of cash after handing the teller a demand note. continue reading »
The owner of Bustleton’s Brotherly Love Ambulance faces up to 15 years in prison for an alleged health care scheme.
Feda Kuran, 37, is accused of transporting patients who didn’t need the ambulance service, as well as billing patients transported in personal cars of Brotherly Love employees for ambulance services. continue reading »